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Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica in a Patient with Silicosis: CT, Bronchoscopy, and Pathology Findings

Pinheiro, Germania A. MD, MSc, PhD*; Antao, Vinicius C. S. MD, MSc, PhD*; Müller, Nestor L. MD, PhD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: November-December 2004 - Volume 28 - Issue 6 - p 801-803
Case Report: Thoracic Imaging

A case of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica in a patient with silicosis is reported, showing a rare association of disease. Etiological hypotheses and clinical aspects are discussed. Radiologic, bronchoscopic, and pathologic findings are demonstrated with emphasis on the role of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of this disease.

From the *Discipline of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil, and †Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada.

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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.